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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

To donate by check, please make checks payable to
“Friends of Hope” and send to:

Friends of Hope
PO Box 451513
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33345

Puerto Rico has struggled with poverty long before the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, of Puerto Rico’s 3.2 million people, 43.1% of the total population and 57% of children lived in poverty. For comparison, the U.S. national poverty rate was drastically lower at 13.1%.

Poverty in Puerto Rico has become a chronic issue as a long-term recession resulted in massive debt. The island has also endured multiple disasters, the most recent being Hurricane Maria and COVID-19. These hardships have weakened Puerto Rico’s economy, infrastructure and health systems and have left vulnerable groups even more susceptible to poverty.


We distribute water filters, solar lights and Covid-19 supplies, like masks and hand sanitizer – to people affected by disasters. Many people do not have electricity, face regular blackouts and buy bottled water instead of using a filter. The global pandemic has affected many senior citizens, and we want to keep them safe, ensuring they have masks.

Please help us continue to help the people of Puerto Rico by making a donation today.

Friends of Hope International, Inc.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351

Contributions are tax-deductible under
Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)
Tax ID: 27-2059981